Sunday, December 3, 2017

“I want the American people to know this truth: The FBI is honest. The FBI is strong. And the FBI is, and always will be, independent.”

Rural Trump Supporters Are Now Regretting Voting For Trump: ‘He’s About To Devastate Our Livelihood’

NEW REPORT: Tax haven governments are now hiring lobbyists to press U.S. lawmakers to preserve tax loopholes that help financial firms stash cash offshore

Pope Francis says Cold War-era policy of nuclear deterrence is no longer viable and that the mere possession of nuclear weapons is now "irrational."

Chuck Grassley says Iowans not facing estate tax are "just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies"


Bush ethics lawyer: Trump's lawyer should be disbarred if he wrote Flynn firing tweet

White House communications director Hope Hicks once steamed Trump’s suit while he was wearing it during his presidential campaign

The case for obstruction of justice — Robert Reich

FUN FACT: Trump National Security Advisor, K. T. McFarland is said to be cooperatin' with the Mueller investigation.

Netanyahu has asked lawmakers to redraft the bill which would bar police from recommending indictments against him

GOP Senator says it’s hard to fund $14 billion children’s health care program—then fights for a $1 trillion tax cut

When Paulie Walnuts is the sensible, straight-thinking guy in your posse...

We are seeing the crack-up of one of the nation’s two major political parties. The GOP was once the party of Buckley, Reagan and McCain. Today, Trump is the face of what the GOP has become. Moore is the face of what it is becoming.

Giuliani and Kallstrom are in some deep sh*t.

You'll see

Betsy DeVos caught skipping work for long weekends, half days

"Watergate-era ‘non-denial denial’ is back in fashion"

The GOP must choose between faith and evidence in tax-cut vote

Time to put the @NRA under a RICO investigation for treason. Sheriff Clarke and Deripaska Oleg, my reporting - this was an @NRA sponsored trip to Moscow

Louise is ALWAYS right.

Which States Rely Most on Federal Aid?

“The Republican Party shows such utter contempt for their voters that I don’t know how long they can exist as a political party.” -@mkink of @StrongForAll Coalition on the GOP tax plan.

Trump's buddy: The ‘sex slave’ scandal that exposed pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

BREAKING NBC News: Feinstein: Senate building obstruction case against Trump

Mark Warner on the charges against Michael Flynn: “I think you’re going to see much more coming from the special prosecutor.”

Schiff on Flynn’s plea deal: “Bob Mueller must have concluded that he was getting a lot of value in terms of General Flynn's cooperation.”

"The president on occasion has called White House aides to the private residence in the evening, where he makes assignments and asks them not tell [CoS John] Kelly about the plans."

Jared Kushner failed to disclose directorship of foundation supporting illegal Israeli settlements ahead of U.N. vote

NPR fact checks Paul Ryan on his tax cuts interview. Spoiler alert, everything he said was a lie.

As investigators circled Flynn, he got a message from Trump: Stay strong

If Mueller is fired by Trump

Exclusive: Jared Kushner's personal email re-routed to Trump Organization computers amid public scrutiny

President Trump said in a tweet early Sunday morning that the FBI's "reputation is in Tatters - worst in History!"

Sen. Mark Warner: “There has never been, in modern American history, a political campaign that had this much outreach to a foreign government, and a foreign adversary in this case, throughout the campaign and throughout the transition”

@SenateMajLdr says Pres. Trump hasn’t said anything to him about Senate Russia investigation he considers inappropriate: “I have no criticisms of the conversations that we may have had.”

Russia's Trojan Horse

Thousands protest in Utah against Trump's plan to reduce 2 national monuments in the state

Dem lawmaker: Flynn's guilty plea means "this is not the end"

The near-total absence of discussions of payroll tax in context of tax reform is the deepest indicator of the class bias of US policy debates.

For months, Trump has insisted that the investigations into Russian meddling amount to nothing more than fake news. But, as is so often the case when the President cries “fake news,” the truth soon emerges.

DOJ leaking to Fox News

Rep. Blake Farenthold's $84,000 sexual harassment settlement was paid using taxpayer funds, CBS News confirm


Donald Trump is now openly denigrating the US Department of Justice

Poll: Alabama Senate race is too close to call

June 6, 2017: Trump's tweets should be taken as official statements, the White House says

Dotard Tweets of Panic

HHDL's Opinion for the New York Times - "Our Future is Very Much in Our Hands"

Tweets from pharisees

Panic for Putin as Ukraine push to JOIN EU and NATO - 'We want Euro-Atlantic integration’

Operative Offered Trump Campaign ‘Kremlin Connection’ Using N.R.A. Ties

The victory on tax cuts was only the first step. Conservative leaders say the next target will be cuts to entitlements like Medicare

After mass shootings, retired military commanders urge Congress to address 'gun violence crisis

NY Daily News Editorial Board: “The President of the United States is profoundly unstable. He is mad. He is, by any honest layman’s definition, mentally unwell and viciously lashing out.”

America First or America Alone? The withdrawal agenda

There’s nothing logical about condemning millions of people — who are spread across the globe and are unrelated to each other except by religious tradition — for the actions of a few

Pompeo tells @ReaganDefense President Trumps tweets have helped the intel community via reactions seen on twitter

PLEASE call 1-202-418-1000 to reach the voicemail of the Chairman of the FCC. Took 12 seconds

One of these is from the tax bill you helped write and one is from Ted Bundy

How the Republicans Broke Congress

How the tax overhaul could affect your bottom line

Republicans, who criticized federal debt under Obama, are pushing a tax plan that would send debt to new heights

"West Wing" creator: Trump is "a really dumb guy with an observable psychiatric disorder"

Hundreds of people are under active investigation

Trump rails against "rigged" justice system that "destroyed" Flynn's life

The New York Times just released the full quote from Trump’s advisor, discussing how Russia “has just thrown USA election” for Trump:

Putin is the one who really deserves that Nobel Peace Prize - By K.T. McFarland

The Great Recession left the country sicker, more unequal, and more racially divided than it would have been otherwise

Flynn, Bannon, Kushner secretly met with Jordan's king days before inauguration

Know your propaganda. Trump regularly uses whataboutism; so do Russian apologists

Opinion | The quiet resegregation of America constitutes a national crisis

President Trump makes first comments after Michael Flynn's guilty plea. Reporter: "Are you concerned about what Mike Flynn might tell the special counsel?" Trump: "No, I'm not."


Just in: Trump approval drops to 33% - a new record for a president this early in a presidency, beating his own prior record of 34%

“There is no such thing as Rohingya,” says a security official in Myanmar. “It is fake news.”

Protect Robert Mueller's Investigation

Charter schools, formed to offer a better alternative to failing public schools, are among the nation's most segregated.

Trump's lawyer: I wrote the president's 'sloppy' tweet about Flynn's dismissal

"Just unreal": Trump's latest tweet about Flynn indicates he's either "utterly clueless about his own jeopardy" or "truly believes he is beyond accountability," experts say

Obama laments lack of U.S. climate leadership in Paris

North Korea: Trump is 'begging for nuclear war'

Democrats warn against White House interference in Russia inquiry

White House claims Obama admin approved Flynn calls with Russian ambassador: report

This Just In ; multiple arrests of govt officials in Israel

“I’m Michael Flynn, the Ghost of Witness Flipped!” SNL

The GOP will cut Social Security and Medicare if tax plan passes, Marco Rubio says

Oops: Trump’s latest tweet about Michael Flynn could strengthen Mueller’s case against president, experts say

I've filed IRS form 13909 (Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint Referral) against Living Way Ministries in Opelika, Alabama (EIN: 58-1950158) for their illegal donation of tax-exempt billboards and property to Roy Moore's US Senate campaign

Cover of NY Daily News

Bush ethics czar hammers GOP Congress for letting Kushner stay in White House after Flynn exposes him

It seems everyone missed Sen. Blumenthal on CNN when he said this was “just the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to criminal charges against Flynn. Even if Mueller brings no other charges (not likely, but if); DoD is going after Flynn for being a Russian asset while at DIA.

ExxonMobil Gave Big to Senate Panel in Charge of Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation

SenOrrinHatch on CHIP: “I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves – won’t lift a finger – and expect the federal government to do everything.”

U.S. House Republicans Prepare Contempt Action Against FBI, DOJ

Flynn ally sought help from 'dark web' in covert Clinton email investigation

Holy cow. 40% of middle class households that itemize their taxes will get a tax increase under the gop bill. Forty percent!

This cheat sheet will make you win every climate argument